workshops 2019

Donna Torres Watercolor Class

for Miami Watercolor Society

Painting luminous fruits and a beginner’s foray into botanical illustration

Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 12:30 - 3:30.

Pinecrest Community Center

5855 Killian Drive

Pinecrest, Florida


$35 for non-members of the MWS.

Fruits and Flowers. Weekend Workshop January 12 -13 in Marathon, Florida Keys. (sold out)


Saturday and Sunday from 10 - 4PM at the Shady Palm Art Gallery

Please contact me for more info:

Day 1- Painting and drawing flowers

Learning traditional botanical illustration

Basic instruction in watercolor for painting your flower subjects

Creating shadow colors for different color flowers

Texture and pattern in flower subjects

Day 2 - Painting and drawing fruits and vegetables

Drawing fruits and vegetables

Classic and unusual compositions

Underpainting for luminous color

How to paint dark fruits and vegetables

Painting textures on citrus

Painting bloom (the foggy whitish blue surface we see on plums)

Closing with “Flowers and fruits. Looking at the masters.”

Slide lecture.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156

Info: 305.667.1651, ext. 3322

Online registration click here:

Botanical Art at Fairchild

This class for the beginner and advanced student focuses on the representation of tropical plants in watercolor and graphite. Students draw and paint using fresh plant material collected at Fairchild (provided).  Drawing from traditional botanical illustration techniques and contemporary interpretations of flora, this class encourages expressive freedom while still honoring the beauty inherent in its plant subjects. Basic instruction in watercolor will be given as well as advanced Join us for lively discussions and exchange of ideas on materials, techniques and composition. Materials list provided upon registration.

1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, January 9 – February 6 (five sessions)

Fee: Member, $160

Non-member, $195  


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL  

Wednesdays, October 23 – November 20

five sessions

1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Online registration is open